Rochambeau Bridge to open new westbound span between Newtown and Southbury

Engineers will open the rebuilt westbound span of the Rochambeau Bridge at the Southbury border on Monday and begin work on the second half of the $53 million reconstruction project. Now that construction of the westbound span that carries Interstate 84 over the Housatonic River is complete, work will focus on rebuilding the eastbound span, expected to begin in the spring. The Rochambeau Bridge project, which began last summer and is expected to be complete by the end of 2023, is one of three high-profile construction projects underway in Newtown by the state Department of Transportation. Further south on Route 34, state work is also nearly complete to update traffic lights at the intersections of Gray’s Plain and Bennett’s Bridge roads.

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